...worse help is hard to find.
Jessie Montgomery (Ally Sheedy) is rich and bored. The Beverly Hills raised daughter of a widower (Tom Skerritt) has become a spoiled brat. Her father wishes he never had a daughter. Unknown to all, his wish is granted by a fairy godmother Stella (Beverly D'Angelo). Stella transforms Jessie into a homeless penniless outsider, who is to work as a maid for wealthy social climbers Stan and Georgette Starkey (Dick Shawn and Valerie Perrine) and their daughter Brie (Rainbow Phoenix). Jessie learns the hard way to coexist with the Starkey's staff, Cook (Merry Clayton) maid (Begona Plaza) and handsome young chauffeur (Michael Ontkean). What begins as a cruel nightmare unfolds into a fairytale lesson about the meaning of true friendship and love.